Saturday 02 November

Cinema Brewers Shorts Selection 2019

Shorts

12:15 - 13:45 Kijkhuis 2

Film and beer, what a combination. Especially with the beer from Cinema Brewers, and the best short films of this year, gathered from around the whole world. Each film in the competition has a chance of winning the prize of the Cinema Brewers Film Fund!

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Echo

Nordic Watching

13:15 - 14:37 Trianon 2

Iceland is preparing for Christmas. Somewhere, an abandoned farm is burning. A children's choir is singing Christmas carols. A girl and her mother are trying on a VR-headset. In 56 independent scenes, Echo paints a beautiful portrait of contemporary Icelandic society.

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Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu

Panorama

13:45 - 15:45 Trianon 1

Brittany, 1770. Marianne has to paint a wedding portrait of the beautiful Héloïse. However, the bride-to-be refuses to be painted, and thus to marry. As Marianna secretly observes Héloïse, a strange and fragile intimacy starts to develop. One of the absolute best films of the year and not to be missed.

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System Crasher

First Feature Competition

14:00 - 15:58 Kijkhuis 1

No matter where Benni goes, she is immediately kicked out again. The wild nine-year-old is what the youth welfare office refers to as a “system crasher”. In this intense but impressive drama we see both the good and bad in Benni, and root for her on her quest to find a home.

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Les Plus Belles Années d’une Vie

Panorama

14:15 - 15:45 Kijkhuis 2

Fifty years ago, Un Homme et Une Femme was released, Claude Lelouch’s beautiful and iconic film about love. This is the sequel that is just as beautiful, has the same cast, and continues the story where we left it back then.

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Lucky Grandma

American Indie Competition

14:15 - 15:55 Trianon 3

The title character of this film is a chain-smoking Chinese grandmother who goes all in in the casino and lands herself on the wrong side of luck--and in the middle of a Chinese gang war.

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The House of Us

Panorama

15:00 - 16:33 Trianon 2

Hirokazu Kore-eda fans, pay attention! In The House of Us, the young Hana tries to navigate her parent’s divorce and other hardships of adult life. Director Ga-eun Yoon proves herself one of the world’s finest filmmakers in the way she captures contemporary childhood.

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Litigante

Panorama

16:15 - 17:48 Kijkhuis 2

In between raising her young son, taking care of her ill-tempered, cancer-battling mother, and navigating her career as a top-notch lawyer dealing with a major corruption scandal, Silvia could very well be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But at this most unlikely moment, Silvia embarks on a love story for the first time in years.

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Late Night

Panorama

16:30 - 18:12 Trianon 1

Katherine Newbury’s (Emma Thompson) talk show is in the slumps. To revitalize her program, she hires Molly Patel (Mindy Kahling) - a breath of fresh air who shows her that millennials don't have to be all that scary in this uplifting comedy about friendship, cultural differences and surviving in a, luckily, ever-changing world.

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It Must Be Heaven

Panorama

16:30 - 18:07 Kijkhuis 1

A church in Nazareth with a door that won't open. A deserted Paris. A New York supermarket with as many guns as fresh produce. In a series of darkly comic vignettes, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman investigates the meaning of being in exile, and the absurdities of nationalism, normality, and identity.

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Alice

First Feature Competition

16:45 - 18:28 Trianon 3

After discovering that her husband’s addiction to escorts has left their family penniless, Alice finds herself drawn into the world of high-end prostitution as a means of caring for herself and her child. This film will have you on the edge of your seat!

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Why Don't You Just Die!

Bonkers!

17:00 - 18:35 Trianon 2

With a hammer behind his back, Matiev pushes the doorbell of a Russian apartment, ready for revenge. However, it turns out he's far from the only one this visually exciting splatter-punk action comedy, reminiscent of the early work of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie.

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La Belle Époque

Panorama

18:45 - 20:38 Kijkhuis 2

If you could go back to the good old days, would they truly be better? That is what Victor, a disillusioned man in his sixties, is about to find out as his life is turned upside down when he gets the chance to return to the most memorable week of his life.

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